The Bearded Lady Mariam, 49, from Germany, has revealed that while her goatee has left her subject to cruel jibes ? including being told she deserved to be shot ? it has also made her more confident than ever. Appearing on This Morning today, Mariam, who is also known as The Bearded Lady, told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "Some people have said that people like me should be shot. "But on the other hand I have a lot of people that say it's courageous and inspired other women to be more free, so I have both sides." Mariam, who doesn't give her surname, noticed thick hair beginning to grow on her face after she gave birth to her only child in 1985. Read more: = http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/4880180/bearded-lady-i-feel-sexier-than-ever.html I make no comment as I am sure many laughs are coming right now?